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#1 2004-06-03 00:59:21

Registered: 2004-03-26
Posts: 80

tracing files changing?

Is there a tool to trace the change of the files of a linux command?

For example, I planned to use dnsmasq to config my pc as a router and I would like to know which files will be changed....


#2 2004-06-03 11:21:53

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From: New Hampshire - USA
Registered: 2003-09-18
Posts: 250

Re: tracing files changing?

I'm not sure I follow your question.  However, if what you want to know is what files are contained in the dnsmasq package before you install it, you can download the package file and examine the contents of the archive.

One way to do this would be:

pacman -Syw dnsmasq
tar tvzf /var/cache/pacman/pkg/dnsmasq-2.8-1.pkg.tar.gz

The files listed would be installed to your root '/' directory.


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